Brief: Despite it's age this medieval Grade 2 listed house currently lacks a garden which 'feels like a proper garden'. Having already had a swimming pool installed, the clients commissioned me to create a garden from what is currently an expanse of bumpy grass. Sitting in the middle of the Kent countryside the garden has some large established trees and a beautiful beech hedge which are a great starting point.
The client's wish list included a larger patio area reusing some of the existing york stone, a level lawn, the creation of different areas within the garden with a greater sense of enclosure including better screening from surrounding open fields, a rabbit proof herb garden, more autumn colour and an area for a fire pit. Planting is to be a relaxed country style in keeping with the house.
Solution: The design incorporates all of the above elements along with an Oak Gazebo to cover the swimming pool seating area, 3 single Oak Pergolas to create a walkway connecting the new levelled lawn to an exisiting lawn to the side of the house and two bespoke Oak gates. Black estate fencing will be used for the rabbit proof Herb area and Yew has been chosen for both topiary and hedging. Using Yorkstone, brick pavers and gravel, all materials have been chosen to work with the age of the property and be in keeping with the rural setting.
The garden is to also include lighting and irrigation.
Landscaping is due to start April 2019 for completion in time for the summer.....